sabato 2 luglio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs July 1-2, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9854.973, July 2 at 0128, R. Tirana is S9 with interval signal, buried under the humbuzz like it has been for a couple weeks now. This is distressing, as we would hate for R. Tirana to become another zombie like Radio Cairo. As Wolfgang Büschel points out, this transmitter is Chinese-made, there are some Chinese operators at Shijak and more compatriots at Cërrik, so some of them ought to get busy and fix it! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815.030, July 2 at 0111, ``Brasil Central`` ID in passing, by announcer enthusiastic about something but maybe not a silly ballgame as there are also bits of music. S5 signal now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11985, July 1 at 1900 on PL-880 portable, JBA carrier; hoping for more at 1928 on the NRD-545 & ALA-330 but still a JBA carrier. Scheduled this hour is a new clandestine (or is it just targeter?), Radio Niger Delta, Voice of Peace, which Ivo Ivanov says is probably via Issoudun, FRANCE, starting today in English at 1900-1955. We should have a better shot at their morning broadcast 0500-0555 on 9515. David Kernick, Interval Signals Online, found this info about it for the DXLD yg: 

"In the battle for hearts and minds in the Niger Delta, some Niger Delta agitators in Diaspora have established Radio Niger Delta Voice Of Peace in New York.

The radio which started transmission this (Friday) morning on 9515 KHZ 31 meter band from 6am-7am Nigerian time [0500-0600 UT] was received with clear signals in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Brass, Warri, Yenagoa, Sokoto, Niamey and Abidjan.

It started with Rex Lawson’s music with a male announcer calling the station ID as Radio Niger Delta Voice Of Peace. The one hour programme featured music, interview with Prince Collins Eselemo from Bayelsa.

The radio broadcast will include night transmission from 8pm-9pm on 11985 KHZ 25 meter band. [1900-2000 UT]

The broadcast declared total support for dialogue and extends its hand of fellowship to President Muhammadu Buhari. It also expressed its appreciation and readiness to continue working with National Security Adviser General Babagana Monguno." (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925.00-USB, July 2 at 0133, the only pirate signal audible is S7-S5 vs storm noise level at least as loud, with João Felipe Sousa march music for the Fourth Weekend, but over at 0134 and announcement ``this is --- --- station``, only once, can`t read it, and off? A minute later CW VVV marker possibly from same station but can`t read it either as disrupted by ute blaaap bursts, and only sent once, nothing further past 0138. Well, HF Underground will have the answer --- NOT, but a couple other logs of it from Warwick to Denver, as unID:

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1832 monitoring: confirmed Friday July 1 at 2130 on WRMI 15770 but JBA; also 2130.5 on WRMI 13695, VG S9+20. Also confirmed Fri July 1 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.963-CUSB. Next:
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1430   HLR  7265-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7489.95-AM, UT Sat July 2 at 0102, tune-in WBCQ for the rest of Allan Weiner Worldwide often running another half-sesquihour --- but no, this week AW is wrapping it up, ID and 0103 to gospel music which at first unseems of the quality Brother Scare would play, but indeed // more or less to WRMI frequencies, and soon BS himStairicalself. 

5129.9, July 2 at 0104, I try another WBCQ and find it`s JBA but at least initially sounds like the same music as on 7490. I think Allan said 3250 was also on tonight, but inaudible in summer storm noise level. 9330-CUSB had just signed off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, July 1 at 1930 check, WTWW-3 is still OFF --- did it break down, or Bible Worldwide run out of financial backing? Now into its second week of AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, July 2 at 0108, fair S6-S4 signal with Qur`an, 0109 to Arabic talk including ID ``Huna Sana`a``; then an assertive declamatory speech of some sort in the middle of their night (well, it`s still Ramadan, time for unbreakfast). Anyhow, better than usually heard, including in our mornings circa 1300-1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0410 UT July 2